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In Dan Adu-Gyamfi’s mind, “New York Boobs” are synonymous with “Jug Season”

Young Scooter first came into the game as Future’s sidekick. And similar to say, the Outlawz, he messed up most of the songs he was featured on because it was obvious that the talent between the two wasn’t close: he didn’t have the energy or emotion that his best friend could convey on records. Instead of trying to compete with artists that Troy Ave would call weirdos, the 28-year-old decided to create his own wave within trap music. “Count music” is it’s name and he’s described it to Complex by saying “I don’t really care what I say on a beat as long as it’s about some money. When you try to think hard and write it out, that’s when it’s gonna be fucked up.” Thankfully, Scooter’s favorite rapper 2Pac didn’t think the same way.

Eventually, the zone 6 Atlanta native became an influential street artist, adding to the hood lexicon with “jug” and “count up”, and wearing American flag bandanas, available at any gas station or bodega near you. His label is also called Black Migo Gang, so credit where credit’s due. On New Years Day two years ago, he dropped Street Lottery which blew up due to his biggest hit so far in “Columbia.”

On Jug Season , the “Little Mexico” rapper seems to be trying to recreate what made Street Lottery great. It doesn’t work. The legendary Zaytoven makes two appearances on the project but his beat for “Same Life” featuring OJ Da Juiceman sounds too similar to his production for Scooter’s “Made it Through the Struggle” which was a much better record. Scooter also still flows too much like his former cellmate and friend Gucci Mane. He tries to switch his style up on a couple of songs on the tape like “Don’t Call My Phone” when the roles are reversed and he sings the the hook while Future continues his current hot streak by dropping another solid verse. “What Wrong With the Streets” featuring Young Dolph has the two hood motivators discuss how the morals of the drug game are fading away. Boosie has the verse of the project with his performance on “Pots and Stoves” when he recalls his how he was always destined to be involved with the streets. Another highlight is “On the Radar” when the BMG boss claims he’s out in Cali with multiple bricks wearing all red and hanging with crips.

Jug Season is mediocre at best and his content is limited. Maybe that’s why Scooter is planning another release soon. He’s adding his buddy to the Street Lottery franchise by making part three with the futuristic space cadet. The streets can never have too much motivation but Scooter needs to bounce back with something more potent to keep people coming back.

 

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